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Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a wonderful travel destination along the New Hampshire seacoast. Conveniently situated approximately halfway between Portland and Boston, Portsmouth can serve as the gateway to a New Hampshire or Maine excursion or is a fantastic place in its own right. Come for amazing food, tons of history, a charming downtown, and more. And when you do, you will want to stay in the very best Airbnb Portsmouth NH has to offer. Here is a collection of 10 in the area to choose from.
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Barn Retreat @ Shilo Farm
Though technically located just over the border in Maine (as many of these Portsmouth Airbnbs are) this is an excellent choice when visiting the NH seacoast!
Those in search of a cozy stay in a historic barn will find exactly what they need here. The Barn Retreat at Shilo Farm is a peaceful spot to get away for a weekend. The fully renovated, self-contained suite is located entirely inside an 18th century barn. You’ll be kept warm by the woodstove and Rinnai heater.
As many as four guests can experience this glorious farm stay, and if you so choose, you can help out in the mornings collecting the eggs or feeding the goats.
Cozy room, walk to downtown!
Maybe you don’t need the whole place to yourself for your trip, but are simply in need of a comfortable and welcoming room. This space hosted by Elyse might be ideal!
You’ll be just steps away from coffee shops and other amenities and a short walk to the main attractions of Portsmouth. Plus, the host is happy to share recommendations of the best places to eat or hidden gems in town.
Perfect for 2 guests, this room is modern and comfortable.
Renovated house in the desirable West End
Want to be walking distance to everything? Around the corner from top breweries and restaurants? This West End 2 bedroom house is ideal for up to 5 guests visiting Portsmouth.
A beautiful kitchen, comfy beds, and a backyard deck round out the experience. A cool bonus? A record player so you can jam to some tunes.
Portsmouth Historic District Top Floor
This Portsmouth Airbnb has so many rave reviews! Guests love staying at Vernon’s place, the top floor of historic Field House, right next to the Strawbery Banke Museum.
A unique and eclectic space awaits you here on the 3rd floor. You get the entire floor with a private bath and reading nook in one of America’s earliest homes. One comfortable double bed, one 3/4 bath with shower, one rocking chair, and one sink repurposed from a 19th-century flow blue toilet bowl.
What an amazing place to stay in Portsmouth!
Charming Downtown Victorian – Portsmouth, NH
Downtown Portsmouth is a wonderful place to visit, and an even better place to stay! Be in a convenient and cool spot in this Portsmouth Airbnb.
This private apartment in a Victorian house is chic and simply appointed. It looks like a super comfortable place to spend a few nights. 2 guests can stay in this apartment, and you also have use of the common areas when you stay here (more gorgeous interiors!) Walk outside and explore the historic neighborhood with other nearby beautiful homes.
2BR apt with balcony, parking, gym\sauna, tennis!
What a gorgeous light, bright apartment! You’ll be experiencing historic Portsmouth with the comfort of modern, luxurious amenities like tennis, a sauna, and more.
A covered parking spot is an added bonus: no need to worry about finding street parking. Up to 4 guests can get cozy in this modern space that is just 2 minutes to the historic downtown area.
Maine Seacoast Cape Cottage – Close to Everything
The kind of place I’d like to live in forever! This adorable and colorful cottage is just over the border in Kittery, Maine. You’ll be staying in an ideal location for a getaway to Portsmouth and Southern Maine. You can drive to the beach in 5 minutes!
You’ll want to check out the pretty photos of this fully renovated 2 bedroom cottage that holds up to 5 guests.
Newly-renovated getaway w/ an updated kitchen & deck w/ ocean & sunrise views
Traveling with a slightly bigger group? You may want to check out this house in Rye, NH. This is a light, bright, and beachy house that you will never want to leave.
The house can accommodate 8 guests, and with a bunk bed room, it would be especially great for a family vacation. You’ll be within walking distance to a public beach where you can enjoy all the fun of sand and sun. When you’re back at the Airbnb, relax and play board games or Nintendo Wii video games. There’s foosball, too!
While you’re not directly in Portsmouth, it’s just a 15 minute drive from Rye, where you’ll be enjoying a coastal escape.
Open, airy, cozy Portsmouth New Englander
Want to stay in a classic New England style home? Don’t miss this 3BD/2BA option that accommodates up to 5 guests.
A well-appointed and cozy home, you’ll enjoy a spacious kitchen and dining room and recently updated bedrooms. You also get access to the pleasant yard with patio and firepit.
Host Christy and her children will be onsite during your stay, in the in-law apartment on the property.
2.5 miles to downtown Portsmouth, this house has all the amenities you would need for a relaxing New Hampshire getaway.
Kittery Foreside Hidden Gem
Gourmet kitchen? Check! Water views? Check! Sightings of lobster boats and maybe even seals? Check!
What a cool spot to stay in on the Kittery Foreside in Maine. The house is stunning and welcomes up to 6 guests.
It’s an easy walk to local shops and restaurants, but you may never want to leave this charming space!
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